The IMF and the social dimensions of growth : a content analysis of recent Article IV surveillance reports 2014-2015

EMPLOYMENT Working Paper No. 202

On the basis of a recent content analysis of the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) Article IV surveillance consultations, this paper argues that the Fund has improved its coverage of labour market and inclusive growth considerations it its policy analysis and recommendations. It updates the work of Islam et al. (2013) and analyses the Article IV consultations in light of the IMF’s commitment to address these concerns in its (2013) Jobs and Growth report.